The Vinyl Record Meets the 3D Printing Revolution

There’s something captivating about records. LPs, albums, vinyl, records, or platters; whatever they are called, for individuals who grew up with them, MP3 and the CD may be inventions that are marvelous, but they’ll never replace the good ol’ record. The soft scratch when the needle first drops, and the warmth of the sound they produce keeps the attention of performers, producers, and listeners. Even after it was clear that records were no longer going to be the main means for listening to music, groups like Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots released their albums on vinyl (in purple and in white respectively) during the first wave of phonograph record nostalgia, to follow the triumph of the CD.

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